Comparison of creatinine-based methods for estimating glomerular filtration rate in patients with heart failure.

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Summary of "Comparison of creatinine-based methods for estimating glomerular filtration rate in patients with heart failure."

Glomerular filtration rate is an important factor in management of heart failure (HF). Our objective was to validate eight creatinine-based equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in an HF population against measured glomerular filtration rate.


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Name: ESC heart failure
ISSN: 2055-5822


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